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Most people want to take their medicine on time and use a lot of tricks to remember it. For example, you might be putting the medication in particular places where you often are and setting alarms on the phone. Still, you can often miss your medicines because you are not close to it when you get a reminder, or not get the reminder when you are close to the medication.
Dose Medbox is a combination of a smart pillbox and an app that has been created to help people with their medication. It all started when one of the company’s founders, Per Dellborg, got hyperthyroidism. It’s a thyroid disease that can be treated with medication. Still, for Per’s part, it was eventually rectified by the removal of the thyroid gland. Without a thyroid gland, lifelong daily medication with Levaxin is necessary.
Per’s active lifestyle with irregular working hours and travel made it easy to miss taking medicine. Although he usually brought the medication with him, it happened that he forgot it at home and received the reminder later. Per needed something that would both remind him to take medicine and to bring it with him when he left home. He was determined to find a solution.
Per met Peiman, Parastoo, Alex, and Joakim, who work with product development. Parastoo also had thyroid disease (hypothyroidism). It became clear that more people needed help in remembering their medications. That’s when the idea of Dose Medbox took off. A smart pillbox connected to the phone seemed to be the perfect solution to keep track of the medication. To both remember to take and bring the medicine. Yet, such a thing didn’t exist at the time.
It took two years of dedicated teamwork by five people who worked alongside their regular jobs to produce the smart pillbox and mobile app Dose Medbox.
In December 2019, the first complete Dose Medbox was launched. It can be connected to an iPhone via Bluetooth. In the Dose Medbox app, you can plan your medicine, and the phone reminds you to take medication if Dose Medbox is nearby. You confirm that you have taken your medicine by pressing the red button in Dose Medbox or by checking the box in the app. You will get a reminder to bring your Dose Medbox if you forget it somewhere.
Dose Medbox is continually evolving, and we improve the pillbox and the app quickly after we get user feedback. If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to make the smart pillbox better, we would love to hear from you.